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1841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 07, 2005, 05:52:57 AM
On the hot women with cool shirts front

1842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread 3/05 on: March 06, 2005, 10:44:49 PM
The style is called vector art, basically what you do is take a regular picture and out line it getting every little detail or no detail and then filling it in with different colors. Like the lady I got now the picture it was based off of was horrible it was blurry and bad but the vector artist took that really bad picture and made what my BG is, and  I think it is stunning.

That is a link to the vector art section in deviant art sorted by favorites so you get the best first. I think vectoring anything is kind of like taking a picture in black and white. Sometimes you get caught up in the detail of a picture but if you vector it it brings out a lot of other things you never saw before.
1843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread 3/05 on: March 06, 2005, 05:54:30 AM
No problem thin_j slywink

New one I found,

1844  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fake VW Ad - Funny But Wrong on: January 31, 2005, 01:35:47 AM
I thought it was pretty damn funny slywink
1845  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PVR DVR - whatever you call 'em (a PC that acts like a TiVo) on: January 19, 2005, 02:41:38 AM
Interested in this now that I've heard about it more since Dish's DVRs are pretty shitty overall. Can you set up timers and have it record a show for a hole season even if the times change and the like. Or do you just do a 7:00 to 7:30 timer.

I mean does it search the name or is it time based. Tivo and UltimateTV were name based you could setup something and it would record it even if it changed times. Dish is now finally getting around to that. In a recent update with there DVRs. If we could find a program that lets us do 2 tuners and be able to set it up so it records the show so that it only records new shows throughout a season and when the season ends it stops recording. That sort of thing.
1846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank on: January 15, 2005, 07:54:24 PM

hes having way to much fun with his 6hp machine.....
1847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SE 5th Elelment DVD on: January 07, 2005, 05:05:50 PM
Heres what Amazon says:

Product Details

    * Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, See more
    * Director: Luc Besson
    * Encoding: PLEASE NOTE: Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click here.
    * Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound
    * Rated: PG-13 \
    * Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
    * DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
    * Run Time: 126
    * DVD Features:
          o Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese (Traditional)
          o Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
          o Over 120 minutes of never-before-seen exclusive featurettes: The Digital Element, The Visual Element, The Star Element, The Fashion Element, The Diva
          o Feature-length trivia fact track
          o Camera, costume, and set tests and more
          o Number of discs: 2
    * ASIN: B0006GVJE4
    * Other Formats: VHS, VHS subtitled in Spanish, DVD widescreen, DVD widescreen with DTS Stereo
    * Sales Rank in DVD: #32
1848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SE 5th Elelment DVD on: January 07, 2005, 04:48:06 PM
Hell yes, THe DVD I got earlier I've watched so many times its getting scratchy. I'm up for an SE version with more stuff.
1849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 07, 2005, 02:05:37 AM
This is wow.....I think I'll just link it.......

She eats Dragons.......
1850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your background?<desktop> on: January 04, 2005, 11:14:55 PM
Acually I semi made it. I got help from Kratzer and some other fellows from GG to basically combine 2 separate BGs.

Heres the

The one I made is in .bmp if you want I can shove it into a jpg. Just ask slywink
1851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your background?<desktop> on: January 04, 2005, 05:42:10 AM
1852  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Windows 98 or Windows XP? on: December 31, 2004, 11:51:11 PM
All the spiffy affects in xp can be turned off and down for low end systems. The mininmum reqs for xp is 128meg i believe. Also if anti spyware I recommend this:

You just install and turn it on and it just runs in the background, it prevents all of the random spyware cookies that you get from the internet. I'm not sure about gator or installed spyware. This just prevents little unknown spyware things. you need adaware and spybot s&d to get rid of those. The only problem is that since it just sits there and does its thinkg I keep forgetting to update it. It needs and auto updater slywink

The firewall that comes with xp should be ok, you friend might get annoying with it later on. A good free one is zonealarm which i think you were thinking about. It is pretty easy you just need to set it up for him.
1853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Looking for a good alt rock internet radio station on: December 30, 2004, 11:11:52 PM
Sirius costs money tho, if you use winamp drazzil, I"m sure you can find exactly what your looking for at

Just try some of the them and see which ones are good and which aren't.
1854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Flat Screen TV pros/cons on: December 25, 2004, 01:43:01 AM
You might want to take a look at the next generation of "micro displays" its like a rear projection unit but its only 16" deep.  Most have an LCD engine in them but you can find them with DLP or DILA. So the picture looks very good. Be prepared to replace a $300 lamp every 3000 hours. But that is the same for any type of projection unit , LCD or DILA or DLP.  Plasmas have been dropping in price with the introduction of large size LCD displays they are at a price sweet spot now if you want anything at the 42" size
If I was going to pick a unit I would go with the Sony Grand Wega 50 inch micro display. If you can find one with out the built in HD tunners you  can save $600 and its rated number 1 by consumer reports.

Hope that helps
1855  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / How do you clean your computer case? on: December 22, 2004, 09:38:28 PM
My case gets really dusty so I use on of these:

1856  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What did you do this past weekend? 56K Warning on: December 21, 2004, 07:05:01 AM
Yeah we've been finally getting good snow. Been a long time when Tahoe had this good of snow pack this early in the year. Considering Reno/Tahoe area has been a drought for like 10 years.
1857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 04:23:36 AM
Get your mind out of the gutter......
1858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 03:44:22 AM
In N Out is 4bojillion times better than mcdonalds or wendy's or burger king. They are also cheaper slywink
1859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 03:36:47 AM
Well In N out finally opened 2 spots in Reno and I'm curious if anyone has tried there secret menu.

IE has anyone orded a 4 by 4?
1860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What song puts a stupid grin on your face? on: December 12, 2004, 07:43:56 AM
The space lovers - space lover
1861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 08, 2004, 11:27:01 PM
19 turning the big 20 in 4 days Bday is 12/12/84 slywink
1862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Paris Hilton fascinating? Uh, no on: December 08, 2004, 01:25:30 AM
Its fascinating that someone thinks shes fascinating.
1863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are the must-see movies? on: December 07, 2004, 11:07:17 PM
1864  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sirius vs XM Sat. Radio on: December 05, 2004, 04:54:24 AM
Acually I subscribe to neither atm but if I was going to subscribe I would go with Sirius, even though I heard that XM has a better techno channel.
1865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sirius vs XM Sat. Radio on: December 05, 2004, 02:42:52 AM
Clear Channel owns part of XM and Clear Channel is the devil.....Go with the cool dog with the star thinger on the eye I say.
1866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The IPod Banner on: November 28, 2004, 11:48:03 PM
The ipod banner, you have a bunch of ipods dancing accross the banner and you could win an ipod if you shoot one. One of those flash banner thingers.
1867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The IPod Banner on: November 28, 2004, 11:42:29 PM
Heres and interesting thing, see how many times you can shoot in between the ipods without acually shooting the ipod. I hear about 4 or 5 shots and I was able to do it for a little bit before I click one to many times and hit the ipod.

Vastily more entertaining than acually shooting the ipod.

[edit hole crap I thought I was in the off topic fortum, I'm so bored I'm shooting ipods and forgetting what forum I am in when I make a bs post.]

[edit 2 and I can't type.]
1868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So, what is this I hear about Half Life 2 mods? on: November 24, 2004, 06:09:55 AM
Natural Selection Source smile
1869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How is San Francisco in january on: November 23, 2004, 05:43:52 AM
Of course if you go to NYC you have to let DocDarm take you out on the town.
1870  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / 24 hours on: November 22, 2004, 06:56:10 AM
Glad to see you found your way here Tiny, always nice having a dev hanging around slywink
1871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [NBA] Pacers/Pistons Brawl on: November 20, 2004, 06:55:34 AM
1872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 20, 2004, 01:36:33 AM
1873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 19, 2004, 02:20:45 AM
I'm stuck in the museum.....................

Part with all the lasers that if you trip one of the lasers all the turrets come out and pretty much nuke you. I'm at the last part with 3 lasers on the wall and for the life of my I can't find a way to get past those.

By now someone should be about where I am smile

Bah nevermind I cheated and grabbed one of the mines laying around and did a rocket jump onto the ledge lol. I'm suck a loser smile
1874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 - Story discussion (Spoilers, but not done game yet) on: November 19, 2004, 12:51:42 AM
In the train I kept expecting the gman to say wake up mr. anderson.........
1875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The HL2 OMG that was cool thread on: November 18, 2004, 10:45:41 PM
In trap town I got surprised buy a headcrab zombie dude, only have my grav gun out cause i was messing around earlier and low on health I start grabbing random things and chucking them at him. First grabbed a table and through it at him only shoved him back a bit. Grabbed crate...nothin... trying to find more stuff and grabbed a paint bucket which proceeded to make the redish plane zombie into a new eggshell white zombie. Just kinda stared at that one. finally stumbled upon a saw blade and proceeded to slice the zombie in half slywink
1876  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 14, 2004, 06:42:00 AM
Wasn't counter arguing just stating the price difference slywink
1877  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 13, 2004, 08:28:51 AM


Same monitor, I lovesor apple!

[edit ok then switched it up to amazon]
1878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Unscrewed cancelled, TSS "morphing". on: November 12, 2004, 06:28:35 AM
TSS used to be a great show, little bit of everything tech. I thought it went downhill when they got there live audience and new set. Alteast to me. It turned so corporate and canned.
1879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tornado on: November 11, 2004, 06:28:02 AM
Thats why you don't play soccer on a dirt field...........
1880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 10, 2004, 06:30:06 AM
I really laughed out loud that one.

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